Peak Oil MINI CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2005
First Unitarian Universalist Church
5200 Fannin Street @ Southmore, Houston, Texas 77004
What is Peak Oil?
After growing for a century, global oil production will
peak soon and begin to decline. Then the price of oil
will rise drastically changing our property values, food
prices, and our economy. "Cheap oil is now just part
of history. Expect $5.00 a gallon gasoline within the
next few years" said Time magazine (5/9/05).
Peak oil will be between 2007 and 2009 forecasts
Houston oil investment banker, Matthew Simmons.
The US government thinks the peak may be decades
from now. Other experts predict the peak in late 2005
or 2007. We'll never agree about when the peak is
until it's well behind us say experts in the documentary
film, The End of Suburbia.
This movie, to be shown at the mini conference,
shows how the aftermath of peak oil will be the end of
suburbia. When we built the suburbs far from work and
shopping, we assumed that cheap oil would continue
forever. It will take more than a decade for the US
economy to adapt to declining oil production
according to energy analyst Robert L. Hirsch in a
February report to US Department of Energy.
For decades, movements have been growing that offer
wise responses to peak oil: energy efficiency,
alternative energy, sustainability, organic and local
food, and smart growth. Come meet Houston
representatives of these solution movements.
Are you ready for rising energy prices? Bring your
questions and ideas as we face the challenges of
transition and envision a future without cheap oil.
Schedule of Activities
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Workshops on how to prepare for the changes caused by Peak
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Screening of The End of Suburbia
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Panel discussion
3:30 - 5:15 p.m. Open Space Technology - When attendees identify critical
issues, learn from each other, & find solutions.
5:15 - 5:30 p.m. Closing
Reginald Adams, Sierra Club BEC campaign & Pres. of LARA
Dan Barnum, architect and city planner
Bill Crosier, Progressive Action Alliance
Brian Herod, www.HoustonSustainability.net
Robin Holzer, www.citizenstransportation coalition.org
Alfred Molison, Co-Chair of Green Party of Texas
Juan Parras,,TSU Environmental Law & Justice Center
Dr. Bob Randall, Urban Harvest, www.UrbanHarvest.org
Community Involvement Committee of First Unitarian
Universalist Church, www.firstuu.org
Green Party of Texas, www.txgreens.org
Green Sanctuary, First Unitarian Universalist Church
Harris County Green Party, www.harriscountygreenparty.org
Progressive Action Alliance, http://progressiveactionalliance.org
TSU Environmental Law & Justice Center,
Donation of $5.00 is suggested, but no one will be turned
away. Funds in excess of expenses will be given to First
Unitarian Universalist Church for the use of the facility.
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Contact: Don Cook 713 705 5594 or Alfred Molison, AlfredM123@...
Nan Hildreth, Houston
3939 Luca St.
Houston, Tx 77021